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Ga. death row inmate seeks execution delay

ATLANTA (AP) - A lawyer for a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die next week is asking a federal appeals court to delay his execution until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in.

Warren Lee Hill is scheduled to be executed July 15. His lawyers asked the U.S. Supreme Court in May to review his case in light of new evidence they have submitted.

In a court filing Monday, his lawyers said the Supreme Court is currently scheduled to consider whether to take up Hill's case on Sept. 30. They urge the 11th Circuit to delay his execution until the high court proceedings are done.

Hill was sentenced to die for the 1990 beating death of a fellow inmate at Lee Correctional Institution. At the time, he was already serving a life sentence for killing his girlfriend.

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